Marketing, Ethics and Sales Management

John P. Pappas


John Pappas teaches Marketing, Ethical Decision Making, and Sales Management at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.  John has received the LFGSM Distinguished Faculty Award in 2014, 2008 & 2000, and the Contribution to Learning Excellence Award ten times since 1994.

John is President of Chicago Collaborators, a firm that supports small and medium-sized businesses in their efforts to build market presence and drive profitable growth.

In 2014 he retired from his position as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Coleman Cable Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of electrical and electronic products. For thirty years, he contributed to the organization's tremendous transformation and success, while serving in a myriad of senior marketing management and general management roles. Over his tenure, the company grew dramatically in product diversity, market position, and size---from a small, family-owned business to a one billion dollar publicly-held corporation.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 1992

Professional Experience


Chicago Collaborators

Retired Senior Vice President

Coleman Cable Inc


Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

Master in Business Administration

Drake University

Bachelor of Arts